Modern bistro has feel of neighbourhood hangout
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570 Academy Road
Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Price range: $4 - $17
Client negotiations: Yes
Lunch with co-workers: Yes
Social lunch: Yes
Last Wednesday, I ventured into River Heights in need of some window-shopping therapy and stumbled upon Saucers Café. This quaint little eatery was full of diners and had the look of a modern bistro but the feel of a neighbourhood hangout.
Being a beautiful day I decided to dine on the patio and soak up the sun.
After perusing the delicious menu, I finally decided on the Asparagus Melt with a side order of broccoli and cheese soup ($12) and a refreshing pear iced tea ($3).
The melt was an open-faced sandwich consisting of crispy ciabatta bread with a pesto mayonnaise, topped by tender asparagus, smoky ham and fresh sliced tomatoes, atop of which was a blanket of melted provolone.
It was good but a touch too salty for me and I didn’t get enough of a hit of pesto in the mayo. The soup was loaded with broccoli and the gooey goodness of cheese.
This eatery was quite enjoyable and I highly recommend the patio.